We will begin our tour to the impressive pre-Inca citadel of Kuelap at 8:00 am. We will leave from the main square of Chachapoyas and drive along the breathtaking Uctubamba valley for approximately one hour until we reach the center of Nuevo Tingo. When we arrive, we will purchase our tickets and take a shuttle to the cable cars. The cable car journey takes approximately 20 minutes and provides stunning views of the gorgeous Andean landscape. When the cable car drops us off in La Malca, we will go on a 25-minute walk to the citadel of Kuelap. Our professional tour guide will show us around the archaeological site for 3 hours and tell us all about the Chachapoyas people, the Kuelap fortress, and other known facts about the area. This is a perfect opportunity to appreciate the largest pre-Inca archeological site in South America!
When we finish our tour, we will board the cable cars again and return to the village of Tingo where we will eat lunch around 1:00 PM.
After lunch, we will get in the van and travel one and a half hours along the impressive Uctubamba river to the community museum of Mallqui. Here, we can appreciate more than two thousand archeological pieces including Chachapoyan ceramics, textiles, quipus, and 219 mummies recovered from the pre-Hispanic tombs of the Laguna de los Cóndores. After completing our tour of the Mallqui Museum, we will get in the van and drive back to Chachapoyas where we will end our tour.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Amazon Expedition Tour Agency, Chachapoyas|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 7:45 AM for a prompt departure at 8:00 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Between 6:00 PM and 6:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket, sunglasses, and sunscreen.|
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